Had a great meal at the Sunset Cafe in Cambridge last night. Everything about this restaurant was excellent - the huge pitchers of Portuguese Sangria, the friendly service, the atmosphere, and the food. We started off with Chouriço Flamejado and Ameijoas Recheadas (stuffed clams). The classic Portuguese sausage was brought to the table over flames on a pottery pig. They were two huge pieces of spicy chourico, juicy and flavorful, perfectly grilled with crispy charred edges. The baked clams were wonderful -I love the sweetness of sherry, bread crumbs, and seafood.
I had the Camarão à Africana 'Shrimp African Style', huge head-on prawns surrounded by thin-sliced rounds of fried potatoes. I don't know what was in this delicious sauce, but everyone at the table was dipping their bread and potatoes in my dish. It will be hard not to order this again when I return. Paelha Valenciana is the best Paella by far I've had in Boston. Huge dish (two can share) brimming with linguica, seafood, and chicken. Bacalhau Assado à Escondidinho consisted of the traditional salted cod roasted in a flavorful tomato/pepper/onion sauce under a pile of crispy puffs of diced potatoes. The one dessert we all shared was the ' Molotov Aveirense ' - a large slice of a creamy/eggy souffle with a subtle taste of orange which I highly recommend.
Extensive menu, huge portions at reasonable prices, and Fado music on Fridays and Saturdays. And of course, it's always a good sign when the restaurant is filled with Portuguese families.